Newton Abbot

  • 19:25 Independent Racecourses Ltd, IRL Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £3,509 2nd £1,030 3rd £515 4th £258
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.60s
  • Off time: 19:25:46
19:25 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dovils Date 15/2
2nd Chalk It Down (IRE) 10/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 43-9513 Yellow, royal blue epaulets, royal blue and yellow halved sleeves, red cap, yellow spots Dovils Date 22
Distance Winner
5 11-12 Tim Vaughan Alan Johns (10) 119 15/28.50
2 32F253 Dark green, light blue hoops, dark green sleeves, red cap Pearls Legend 39
Beaten Favourite
7 11-11 J L Spearing J E Moore 118 12/113.00
3 464441 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Chalk It Down (IRE) 58
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-5 W Greatrex A P McCoy 112 10/111.91
4 4685 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Marju's Quest (IRE) 9
4 11-0 David Dennis W T Kennedy 112 14/115.00
5 751277 Pink, light green and pink halved sleeves, light green cap Tamarillo Grove (IRE) 242
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-0 t Mrs S Leech C Wallis (5) 107 16/117.00
6 530/7-53 Royal Blue, Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Light Blue cap Sambulando (FR) 27
Distance Winner
11 10-7 p Richard Hobson Giles Hawkins (3) 100 11/26.50
7 2F4866 Royal Blue, Red star, White sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Red star Who's Jeff (IRE) 65
6 10-6 h P J Hobbs C Gethings (7) 99 11/26.50

Verdict

McCoy was on board Chalk It Down when he won a jumpers' bumper on the Polytrack at Lingfield in February and Warren Greatrex' charge will be a popular choice to get off the mark over timber here. But DOVILS DATE has got his act together lately and, with Alan Johns again taking off 10lb, the top weight can resume winning ways. Pearls Legend has been knocking on the door over fences and is only a pound higher than his last winning mark but Tamarillo Grove might need this and is best on fast ground. The four-year-old Marju's Quest will have to improve on his best efforts so far to figure.